Lenovo announces ThinkPad TWIST 12.5-inch ultrabook, coming Oct 26

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Lenovo Australia has announced when the ThinkPad TWIST Ultrabook, its ‘convertible’ laptop (meaning you can flip the screen back and make it like a tablet) running Windows 8, will be coming to Australia on October 26.

Running on the latest 3rd-generation Intel Core processors (models up to i7), it will also have a 12.5-inch touch screen with Gorilla Glass protection. Configurations also include up to 8GB of DDR3 Ram, 320GM or 500GB hard drive with an optional 128GB SSD. It will also have a built-in microphone, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a mini HDMI and mini Display Port; and a 720p HD camera (it does not specify the the number of megapixels). Lenovo says this has 7 hours of battery life.

It will feature a starting price of $1049. Gallery and press release below.

Sydney, Australia – 10 October, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today demonstrated that the PC+ era is alive and well with the Australian availability of the ThinkPad TWIST, a business-ready device that puts a unique spin on the traditional Notebook/Tablet. Ideal for small and medium business owners (SMBs) as well as those on-the-go, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist Ultrabook™ equips users  with a high performance laptop-tablet combination capable of being used in four different modes: Flip, Fold, Twist and Turn. “This multi-form factor device is the first of its kind by Lenovo and we believe it is going to revolutionise the future of convertible computing,” said David Heyworth, Director of Products and Alliances at Lenovo .

Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist makes it easy for customers to choose a device that can easily transform from a full-performance Ultrabook to a convertible tablet simply by twisting the screen. “The 12.5-inch ThinkPad Twist provides professionals with the technologies they need for both their business and personal computing requirements, delivering new levels of flexibility, agility and productivity,” said Heyworth.

For exceptional business-class productivity, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Twist packages up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, the latest Windows 8 Pro OS, large storage up to 500 GB, an optional 128 GB Solid State Drive and the ThinkPad-brand’s legendary keyboard quality and reliability features. Users can work for hours with close to all-day battery life and tablet-like quick resume from standby. This powerful machine also includes dedicated software tools specifically for small business including Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage and Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync.

ThinkPad Twist’s luminous 350nit HD display and Dolby® Home Theatre® audio produce a stand out multimedia experience, and whether it’s a client video presentation or action-packed movie, simply connect to high definition video with Twist’s mini-HDMI or DisplayPort jack and turn up the volume. The super-slim 20mm thin design, with a chrome band and ‘mocha black’ soft-touch exterior, weighs less than 1.6kg making it the ultimate portable travel device. The Twist can convert into modes such as ‘stand’, ideal for work collaboration via the multi-touch screen and particularly useful for confined spaces such as on an airplane. The other convertible modes include:

  • Notebook mode for creating documents and data entry
  • Tent or stand mode for viewing presentations and movies
  • Tablet mode for portability and quick access on the move

“The convertible design of the ThinkPad Twist coupled with multi-touch capabilities makes it the optimal business tool for those who travel and are constantly on the go”, said David Heyworth, Director Product Solutions and Alliances. “The design which has been complemented with powerful Intel 3rd generation Core processors will deliver the key attributes of the PC and tablet into a single system meaning that users are getting two high-performance devices in one.”

Flexible Service and Support
Lenovo offers a full suite of services for the ThinkPad Twist, including on-site Warranty upgrades for service at the owner’s home or business. Customers can select from a full line-up of Lenovo Services for Small Business including warranty upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive and other protection services valuable to today’s small businesses. Additionally, Lenovo Premium Support’s expert technicians are available when needed with convenient over the phone or remote session support from the comfort of home.

Pricing and Availability1
The ThinkPad Twist will be available from 26th  October through business partners and on www.lenovo.com.au. The Recommended Retail Price starts at AU$1049. Customers are able to contact Lenovo’s business partners or the website for any special promotional offers.

 

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